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Author Mann, J. I. ♦ Vessey, M. P. ♦ Thorogood, M. ♦ Doll, S. R.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Sixty-three women discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of myocardial infarction and 189 control patients were studied. All were under 45 years of age at the time of admission. Current oral contraceptive use, heavy cigarette smoking, treated hypertension and diabetes, pre-eclamptic toxaemia, and obesity were all reported by, and type II hyperlipoproteinaemia was found more often in, patients with myocardial infarction than their controls. The relationship between myocardial infarction and oral contraceptives could not be explained in terms of an association between the use of these preparations and the other factors. The combined effect of the risk factors was clearly synergistic.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-05-03
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 5965
Page Count 5
Starting Page 241
Ending Page 245


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)